As the official “blog-meister” of Covenant Eyes, I’ve made a professional hobby of monitoring what others are saying about CE in the blogsphere. In the past two days I’ve reviewed over 110 blogs that mention Covenant Eyes and have found myself immersed in the internet world of men and women struggling with pornography addiction. If ever someone needed to know that he/she was not alone in their struggle, we need look no further than MySpace or blogger.com. Over 80% of the blogs I viewed were very positive in their review of CE, but as with anything, CE is not without … Continue reading →
Ah, I love the smell of controversy in the morning. I’ve been tracking an interesting story concerning the use of Covenant Eyes software. Apparently one of the largest Anglican seminaries in the world, Moore Theological College, near Sydney, Australia, recently encouraged students and faculty to install CE on their personal computers. John Woodhouse, the principle at Moore, while not making CE mandatory, desires to create a “culture” of accountability at the school. Reactions to this initiative vary, as you can probably imagine.
The Lord does work in mysterious ways. I never could have predicted or expected this turn of events in my life. Last August I was asked to take part in a “prayer journey” in the Toledo area. Not knowing the specific purpose of the journey, I agreed, thinking, “I know Toledo could use some prayer. Why not?” To my surprise it ended up being a small group of concerned Toledoans targeting the strip clubs, massage parlors, and adult entertainment stores in the city. This caught me a bit off guard, and to be honest, when I found out about where … Continue reading →
The past several weeks have led to a lot of introspection. As someone who has struggled with pornography addiction and has found a measure of liberty (and someone who is also given to endless navel-gazing) I’ve asked a lot of difficult questions about real freedom and the nature of addiction and bondage. As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I remember the late nights laying in bed wondering if I could sneak downstairs, unseen by roommates, to feed my addiction. I remember finding those quiet corners of the public library, convincing myself that I was only there … Continue reading →
by Zach Spencer This is the second episode in the ongoing “Building Integrity in Relationships” series. (Lesson 1 can be found here). In this one, Jim talks about how to build commitment in relationships, as well as how to maintain effective communications in relationships. Since this is only a small version of the lesson, there is a larger version available in our help and support center. We’re also making video and audio files available below so you can watch this at your church, or view it on an iPod or a Zune or whatever video/mp3 player that you use.